Sculpture at Rendlesham UFO trail, Rendlesham forest, Suffolk, England, UK. (Photo by: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group via Getty Images).

Can a UFO make you sick? Many would argue that UFOs and extraterrestrials are a myth. Others would 100% agree that aliens are real, and UFO sightings or abductions could certainly affect you mentally and physically. Find out what these GIs said about a UFO sighting, and how it made them sick!

What the heck happened?

In May 1951, PFC Francis P. Wall and his unit were fighting the good fight when they witnessed something very strange. The soldiers were prepping for a mission when they saw an eerie sight. One man claimed it was like “a jack-o-lantern come wafting down across the mountain.” Whoa!

Many men in the company recalled a pulsing, “attacking” light followed the initial sighting, glowing blue-green in the night sky. They tried firing at the unidentified object, but armor-piercing bullets couldn’t slow it down and seemed to ricochet off the craft. It continued to come at them with lights flashing, and a “ray that was emitted in pulses…like a searchlight sweeps around…you would see it coming at you.”

The ailments that ensued

When interviewed, Wall stated he remembered a burning, tingling sensation sweeping over his body. The other men tried to take cover in underground bunkers, viewing the craft as it hovered and then beamed up into the sky, without a trace. Approximately three days after the bizarre encounter, all the men in the regiment were evacuated by ambulance.

They were diagnosed with dysentery, associated with dehydration and malnourished, and an extremely high count of white blood cells. UFO researcher and former NASA scientist Richard F. Haines deducted, “they had symptoms that sounded like the effects of radiation.”

Did it really happen?

After the Korean War, many similar reports surfaced, with dozens of people insisting they saw similar UFO-like crafts during the course of battle.

Many concluded they were simply Soviet experiments, or perhaps war-induced hysteria. We’re not so sure… what do you believe?